5 Washington Redskins Players Who Could Be Cut Before 2014 Season Begins

5 Washington Redskins Players Who Could Be Cut Before Season Begins

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With a new head coach in town, there are bound to be some surprise cuts before the season starts. Here is a list of five Redskins who might not be a part of the 53-man roster in 2014.

5. Roy Helu Jr., RB

Roy Helu Jr.
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5. Roy Helu Jr., RB

Roy Helu Jr.
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Roy Helu Jr. will most likely make the Redskins roster in 2014. However, he does have quite a bit of competition. The Redskins added Lache Seastrunk in the sixth round and Silas Redd as an undrafted free agent. Both backs are young and talented, not to mention cheaper than Helu. If Seastrunk and Redd have a strong showing in the pre-season, Helu could be the odd man out.

4. Chris Chester, OG

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4. Chris Chester, OG

Chris Chester
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A lot will have to happen for Chris Chester to be cut, but it is possible. Like Helu he has a large cap number especially considering his poor play in 2013. Someone like newly drafted Spencer Long or Adam Gettis will have to prove they can be an improvement over Chester. However, if either could win the job I doubt the Redskins would keep Chester at his current salary as a backup.

3. Kai Forbath, K

Kai Forbath
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3. Kai Forbath, K

Kai Forbath
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Kai Forbath is an interesting case. Forbath has been pretty solid for the Redskins, making 35-of-40 field goals. However, Forbath contributed to an awful special teams unit the Redskins featured in 2013, Forbath was dead last in touchbacks on kickoffs. Newly drafted kicker Zach Hocker has a big leg and has the advantage on kickoffs. If Hocker can show he is accurate in the field goal game, Forbath might be on the outside looking in.

2. Richard Crawford Jr., CB

Richard Crawford Jr.
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2. Richard Crawford Jr., CB

Richard Crawford Jr.
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Richard Crawford Jr. showed a lot of improvement and potential before tearing his ACL in the preseason of 2013. Now Crawford will have an uphill battle just to make the roster. The Redskins signed Tracy Porter and drafted Bashaud Breeland. Crawford will have to prove that he is healthy and be able to make an impact on special teams if he would like to keep his roster spot.

1. Aldrick Robinson, WR

Aldrick Robinson
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1. Aldrick Robinson, WR

Aldrick Robinson
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It was not good news to Aldrick Robinson when the Redskins signed DeSean Jackson. Robinson is a very one dimensional player -- he has not proven to be anything more than a deep threat. The Redskins now have a better deep threat in Jackson, and Robinson doesn't play special teams. There is also newly drafted slot receiver Ryan Grant, who is already being praised by coach Jay Gruden. Robinson's days in Washington could be numbered.


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